Review about PowWeb
PowWeb is one of few hosting companies in the industry, who rely on in-house developed infrastructure, fully managed by own programmers. The 1999 established hosting company has developed its own web hosting software and automation, tailored to its customers’ needs. Thanks to the state-of-the-art load-balanced web hosting platform, PowWeb is able to offer high-quality web hosting solutions at low cost. Although purchased by Endurance International, Powweb has managed to remain a web hosting company with a high class technology and dedicated support.
Server Speed and Security
PowWeb offers full redundancy of its software – through load balancing of the servers the customers’ website has multiple paths to its destination. This way customer websites are safely delivered to the website visitor, even if there should appear a problem with part of the infrastructure. PowWeb offers high-quality anti-spam and anti-virus protection to its customers as well.
PowWeb offers best routing and redundancy through BGP4 Tier 1 backbone and multiple Gigabit fiber-optic connections for quick load and 99.822% uptime. PowWeb uses hardware from Cisco, Dell, Foundry and Juniper Networks, and has always been investing in infrastructure, hardware and software improvements.
The customer care departments of PowWeb are located in Washington, Los Angeles, Minnesota and Texas. There were some rumors Powweb has outsourced its customer service center to Canada, but we could verify this information. Nevertheless PowWeb offers great customer care through numerous channels – there are 24/7 PowWeb support, live chat support, toll free phone. Response is very fast and good, and Joomla related questions are answered competent and quick.
Joomla Hosting Features
PowWeb offers an All-in-One hosting package. This hosting plan is suitable for personal as well as business websites. With the 3 months plan customers pay $7.77/mo and additionally $30 setup fee. This fee is waived if you choose a 2 years plan – then you get the best value for your money – you pay $3.88 per month and save $93.24. If you decide to go with the 1 year plan, you’ll have to pay $4.88 per month.
With PowWeb you can host unlimited unique websites and with the 1 and 2 years plans you get free domain name. PowWeb offers unlimited disc space and data transfer, 75 MySQL DBs, unlimited Pop3/IMAP and SMTP, daily database backups; as well as PHP4 & PHP5 with Zend Optimizer, Perl5, CGI-BIN, SSI, .htaccess, Cronjobs, Flash, Shockwave, Midi, Multimedia Support. Customers get also SSL, eCommerce, promo package and website templates. PowWeb has its own control panel – the OPS operations center, from where you can mange you hosting account efficiently. PowWeb has created its own control panel and auto-installers. Through Installcentral customers are able to easily install Joomla on their websites. They no longer offer online demo to OPS so you can’t really try it before you buy.
If customers are not satisfied they can take advantage of the 30-day money back guarantee. PowWeb has a customer forum from where beginners and webmasters are able to receive help regarding emerging web hosting issues. There is also FAQ section.
Joomla Hosting Directory rating about PowWeb
PowWeb has reliable and secure servers and offers lots of useful features for a Joomla website. It has perfectly trained support, which makes PowWeb great choice as a host.